KCC to offer new Web Design and Development Certificate

A computer programming instructor helps a student in class.

Students interested in digital design will soon be able to earn a Web Design and Development Certificate at Kellogg Community College.

The new, 34-credit certificate program was approved by the College’s Board of Trustees in March and will go into effect this fall. Combining instruction in graphic design principles and fundamental programming skills, the program is designed to prepare students for careers in design working on a variety of digital platforms and devices, including the design of websites and elements for use on smartphones and tablets.

KCC Graphic Design professor Penny Rose said the certificate could benefit anyone interested in adding digital design proficiencies to their resume, from office workers to graphic designers to programmers looking to enhance their design skills.

“Right now there are a lot of jobs, especially in graphic design, that require digital design skills,” Rose said. “And these jobs have good salaries.”

The program consists primarily of a mix of computer programming and graphic design courses and joins a robust list of credentials available to students through KCC’s Information Technology Department. These credentials include Computer Programming, Graphic Design and several Office Information Technology certificates, in addition to nearly a dozen Associate in Applied Science degrees and a number of industry certifications offered through the College’s Computer Engineering Technology Program.

Courses required to earn the Web Design and Development Certificate include:

  • ANIM 103: Introduction to Video Art
  • CP 101: C++ Programming 1
  • CP 102: Visual Basic 1
  • CP 210: Java Programming
  • CP 213: Programming Mobile Applications
  • CP 214: Programming iOS Applications
  • GRDE 103: Introduction to Graphic Design
  • GRDE 145: Digital Imaging
  • GRDE 156: HTML/XML
  • GRDE 206: Graphic Design 1
  • GRDE 210: Design for the Web
  • GRDE 211: Design for New Media

For more information about KCC’s Web Design and Development Certificate, contact Graphic Design professor Penny Rose at 269-565-7961 or rosep@kellogg.edu.

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